2009, 2008 2007 and 2006 fixtures are on for this Saturday.
Tuesday 23 August 2016 - 00:00:00 in General

2009, 2008 2007 and 2006 fixtures are on for this Saturday.
In the Fixtures and Venues Section of the website.
2006- 27/8
2010 to follow.
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SYFA Sports First Aid
Tuesday 16 August 2016 - 00:00:00 in General

SYFA Sports First Aid

SYFA Sports First Aid
Hampden Park

27th & 28th August 2016
1st & 2nd October 2016
10th & 11th December 2016

0845 548 5042


09.00hrs - 17.00hrs



SYFA Approved Sports First Aid
SYFA Sports First Aid & Injury Management gives the sports first aid student an insight on the best way to treat a casualty who has suffered a sporting injury or has suddenly become ill. They will also learn the best way to promote recovery from a sports injury to ensure the sports person fully returns to sporting activities as quickly and safely as possible.

Who should attend this course?
This course has been written for First Aiders working in Youth Football or other sporting environments. No prior knowledge of first aid is required as we will teach you everything you need to know.

What will you learn?
The candidates will learn emergency first aid and also advanced aid for individuals suffering from common injuries within sport. The course gives an insight into how to manage injuries and the best practices how to prevent such injuries occurring.

This is the most comprehensive Sports First Aid course in the UK. The courses are delivered by health & fitness professionals with a great understanding of injuries in youth football.

Why not get Safeaid Training to come to you!

If you can't attend the Hampden courses, why not book a private course for your club. Safeaid Training will travel anywhere in Scotland and provide your club or league with its own private SYFA Sports First Aid Course.

Could all league officials please circulate this email around their clubs

Please see below some of the feedback from our courses

Giffnock Soccer Centre
Giffnock Soccer centre(150 coaches) approached Safeaid 2 years ago to provide Sports First Aid training that is SYFA approved. 40 Coaches at GSC have completed the workshops and the general feedback is this course is fantastic as David and the team provide a practical First Aid course that is easy to understand and for me focused on football related injuries across all age groups.
Great course, learned more from this course than I did form any other First Aid course, worth the money and the interaction from the group made the course very relaxing
Stuart Sinclair Coach Co-Ordinator for Giffnock Soccer Centre

Core Fitness & Physiotherapy
We have worked with David on many occasions and the delivery of his sports first aid courses are second to none. All our participants find the courses very educational, fun and interesting and they have the highest regard for David as a course provider. We will continue to utalise Davids expertise in this sector and look forward to a long working relationship
Darren Cross Owner Core Fitness & Physiotherapy

Rehabworks Physiotherapists
Just wanted to send a quick email to say thanks for yesterday. The training was great and very informative. It was amazing to see the little (important!) things I had forgotten from previous training!
Thanks very much for all your help with the training of us physios from RehabWorks! The guys really enjoyed the training yesterday and felt they learnt a lot, so thanks again.
Fiona Smith Senior Physiotherapist Rehabworks

Football Coach
I was dreading doing my first aid training but found the day extremely enjoyable and informative.This was due to the fun and relaxed way the trainer delivered such a serious course.I now feel fully equipped to deal with any emergencies that should arise within our football team.Thanks again safeaid
Claudia Leonardi Football Coach
Life Fit Wellness Physiotherapy Clinic
Just wanted to thank you for the great course on Friday. Everybody was very impressed with the course and your delivery. As you can imagine I do often dread doing the first aid course as I have done a few in my career, “being of such a great age!” I have to say that it was by far the most enjoyable, educational and informative first aid course that I have done without exception!
David Bowmaker Physiotherapist

If you want to know more about our SYFA Sports First Aid Course then please feel free to contact us at any time


0845 548 5042

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ERSDA leagues (excluding 11-a-sides) will commence on Saturday, 20th August
Wednesday 03 August 2016 - 00:00:00 in General

ERSDA leagues (excluding 11-a-sides) will commence on Saturday, 20th August
ERSDA leagues (excluding 11-a-sides) will commence on Saturday, 20th August at the venues shown on the fixtures & venues page.
Fixtures will be issued for the first week based on the registered teams as at Saturday, 13th August. Any teams not registered at that point will have to wait to be included in the fixtures at a later date - this applies mainly to 2010's teams as most clubs at other age groups will have registered already for 2016.
The following dates are relevant:-
  • Start date - Saturday 20th August
  • Holiday weekend - Saturday 24th September
  • School Holidays - Saturday 15th October & Saturday 22nd October
  • Last Fixtures - Saturday 26th November
11-a-sides will commence on Sunday, 28th August at Cowan Park. Holidays will be as above unless 2004's teams decide otherwise. 
Bob MacDonald, ERSDA Secretary
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All litter to be cleared from pitches after matches
Wednesday 03 August 2016 - 00:00:00 in General

All litter to be cleared from pitches after matches
Dear all Clubs 
Can you all please ensure that litter and waste is cleared up after the use of a pitch in all of our venues. We appreciate your help with this matter. 
Business Support Team Cleansing, Cemeteries and ParksThornliebank DepotCarnwadric RoadThornliebankG46

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2010's/2004's Fun Fours/11-a-side Registration
Wednesday 08 June 2016 - 00:00:00 in General

2010's/2004's Fun Fours/11-a-side Registration
There will be a meeting held on Tuesday 14th June, 2016 at Williamwood HS (classroom) from 18:00 to 19:30 in order to allow the above two age groups to register with SYFA & ERSDA (if they are ready to do so) for the coming season beginning in August.
Clubs/teams should bring the appropriate registration forms and backup documents in order to complete registration. This note has also been sent to all main club contacts and 2004 coaches with the ERSDA registration form(s) attached.
Note that I will be on holiday from 20th August till 11th September so any SYFA/ERSDA registrations received after 20th August will have to be sent to other members of the ERSDA committee for checking/signing.
No clubs can participate in ERSDA fixtures until they are fully registered with both SYFA and ERSDA.
Regards, Bob MacDonald, ERSDA Secretary
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Litter to be cleared after every game
Thursday 10 March 2016 - 00:00:00 in General

Litter to be cleared after every game
To All Clubs,   
Please can I take this opportunity to remind all teams  that it is THEIR RESPONSIBILITY to remove all litter created after their let.
The Park ranger on duty will continue to issue a black bag to teams for all their litter. I appreciate your co-operation in this matter,                                 
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Cowan Park parking and pavilion issues
Wednesday 02 March 2016 - 00:00:00 in General

Cowan Park parking and pavilion issues
Work will commence at the Johnny Kelly Pavilion, car park and the surrounding grounds in the lead up to the building of the new high school.
The above pavilion will no longer  be in use from the 5th March 2016.   Over the coming weeks works will take place in and around the Johnny Kelly pavilion and car park. Parking restrictions will be in force and eventually the car park will be closed off completely.
I would ask that you keep this in mind and if possible make alternative parking arrangements. There will be limited parking at the Cowan 7’s Pavilion.  
From  Saturday 5th March ‘16  all users of the grass  football facilities in Cowan Park should report to the Sevens Pavilion in Cowan Park for changing  facilities and the uplifting of equipment (BLUE BOXES) ,this pavilion  is located off Aurs Road, Barrhead.  
May I take this opportunity to sincerely apologise for the short notice in advising you of the above information and for any inconvenience this may cause.   If I can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me on 0141 577 3914  
I thank you for your co-operation in this matter. 
Kind  regards,   Adrian Baines EAST RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL
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Change of Venues for this season
Monday 22 February 2016 - 00:00:00 in General

Change of Venues for this season
Please be aware that the venues have changed for some age groups as we have had to move things around due to the numbers of team at each age group.
This information will already be known to most coaches as it was announced at the In-Service Day at Eastwood High School on Saturday, 20th February.
From the start of the season, 27th February, the following applies:-
2009's Fun Fours @ Pro-Soccer i.e. no change. Fixtures:Tom Noble/Ross Morrin. Venue Co-ordinator: Alex Hannah.
2008's Fun Fours @ Woodfarm (NOT Netherlee). Fixtures: Adam Bowman. Venue Co-ordinator: Bill Crawford. We will also look to move this age group to Super Fives after Easter. Further specific e-mail to follow from Gordon Miller, ERSDA President. Venue layout to follow from John Gervaise.
2007's Sevens @ Cowan Park. Fixtures: Paul McAuley. Venue Co-ordinators: Emile and Charlie Dexter. Venue layout to follow from John Gervaise.
2006's Sevens @ Muirend (11am to 1pm sessions). Fixtures: Gordon Miller. Venue Co-ordinator: Duncan MacCallum. Venue layout to follow from John Gervaise. Referees: Gary McCrae (e-mail sent by Gordon Miller on this subject).
2005's Sevens @ Muirend (9am to 11am sessions). Fixtures:Gordon Miller (temporary). Venue Co-ordinator:Duncan MacCallum). Referees: Gary McCrae (as last year). Venue layout to follow from John Gervaise. A fixtures secretary is neede at this age group.
2004's Sevens @ Overlee i.e. no change. Fixtures: Paul Sheridan. Venue Co-ordinator: Stuart Moffat. Referees: David White."   Regards, Bob MacDonald ERSDA Secretary .
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Pitch inspection now being done on a Friday-PLEASE READ
Monday 01 February 2016 - 00:00:00 in General

Pitch inspection now being done on a Friday-PLEASE READ
Subject: Match Day Inspection Protocol
All Clubs and Teams, Due to operational changes within the Parks Section, the Council have reviewed their Saturday morning football pitch inspection procedures.  Commencing on Friday 14th August all information regarding the condition of football pitches will now be available earlier to the teams and information will be posted on a Friday afternoon on the following social media websites; Facebook; Twitter and the official ERC website.The football answer machine will also be available for updates on the condition of the pitches.
Pitch inspections will no longer be carried out on a Saturday morning. 11 a side grass football pitches:
All pitches will be inspected on a Friday pm and the information will be available to the teams on all the above listed social media websites and the parks answer machine every Friday from 4.00 pm onwards (and Thursday’s when Friday is a public holiday).  Should any pitches be in poor condition when maintenance work is being carried out on a Friday e.g. (deemed unplayable) these pitches will be called Off and the teams who are booked on to these pitches will be contacted and offered an alternative pitch if one is available. 
If Council staff call pitches Off at any venue on a Friday, these pitches will be deemed Off for the weekend. Weather conditions may change over night and put the weekend matches in doubt, it will be the home team’s responsibility for organising a Match Day Inspection to confirm if their game should go ahead.
This inspection should be carried out by an authorised match official. If the game is called Off the Venue Attendant will record the information and this will be passed to the Parks Office and the team given a credit.  
Midweek Football;All pitches will be inspected pm and the relevant information will posted on appropriate social media websites and the council answer machine. The information will be available after 4.00 pm each day when matches are played.   
7 a Side Pitches:
Information will be available on the above social media websites and answer machine on a Friday afternoon  from 4.00 pm onwards informing the teams if the pitches are On or Off. 
3G Pitches
Information will be posted on the social network sites and Council answer machine if these pitches are called Off.  
 Pavilion Staff
Staff working at football pavilions do not have any responsibility for decision making regarding football pitch playability.
Any enquiries about the pitches should be directed to the Parks Section who will endeavour to deal with them as quickly as possible:
Tele 0141 577 3913 Monday to Thursday 8.45 am to 4.45 pm: Friday 8.45 am to 3.55pm  
I thank you for your assistance in this matter and hope that these changes do not lead to any inconvenience during this period. It is hoped that in some instances it will assist clubs and teams by having the information available earlier than it was previously. The Parks Section will be monitoring these changes to ensure that the transition period passes with minimum disruption to all the clubs, teams, volunteers and officials who use Council venues.  
If you would like any further information please contact the Parks and Cemeteries Section on 0141 577 3913.  Administration TeamParks Section190 Carnwadric RoadThornliebankG46 8HR Tel:  0141 577 3618Fax: 0141 577 3919Email:  outdoorsportspitches@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk 
EAST RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL - WORKING FOR YOU www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/recycler 
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The first game of the season will be Saturday, 27th February.
Thursday 28 January 2016 - 00:00:00 in General

The first game of the season will be Saturday, 27th February.
Holidays (no ERSDA fixtures):-
Saturday, 26th March, 2016.
Saturday, 2nd April, 2016.
Saturday, 9th April, 2016.
Saturday, 30th April, 2016.
Saturday, 28th May, 2016.

An In service day will be held the week before (20th February) but no venue set as yet.
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